Really was worth the trip. Impressive views. Fair warning, the summit registry was moved out of the rock pile which was guarded by an enormous Desert Tarantula. I'm not a fan of spiders, but I really enjoyed the trip anyway. Thanks for the tips rayray.
Where's the love for Mt. Riley? Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007
My daughter and I were the only visitors to Riley in 2007. This is a classic desert peak that, because of its sub-6k summit and isolation, probably doesn't garner the attention of other peaks. Prominence alone makes Riley worthwhile, and the views are great. Very satisfying summit! The sun wasn't cooperative though and waited until we left the summit to break through the cloud cover.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."